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49ers’ 2018 ‘Who Is?’ series: Defensive back Tarvarius Moore

Niner Noise’s annual “Who Is?” series looks at rookie San Francisco 49ers defensive back Tarvarius Moore, his projected role for 2018 and what we should expect this season.   The San Francisco 49ers are hoping rookie defensive back Tarvarius Moore can seamlessly make the transition from college safety to NFL cornerback. Moore, whom the Niners […] 49ers’ 2018 ‘Who Is?’ series: Defensive back Tarvarius Moore - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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David Fucillo

What’s your burger of choice?

The 2018 offseason is truly in full swing following the close of mandatory minicamp. The San Francisco 49ers do not return to practice again until training camp starts in late July. That means we’ve got over five weeks of down time.

We’ll have plenty to discuss over the next month and a half, but in the meantime, I thought I’d close out today (barring breaking news) with a random question. We’ve discussed burgers here before, but a Twitter conversation got me thinking about it...

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David Fucillo

Report: Falcons front office not pleased Julio Jones working out with Terrell Owens

The Atlanta Falcons find themselves in a contract stalemate with Julio Jones, with the star wide receiver skipping mandatory minicamp last week. Training camp is five weeks away, which is the next mandatory function for Jones. The team could find him for skipping minicamp, and the fines would continue if he skips any part of training camp.

Jones has spent his offseason doing a variety of workouts, and has been spotted working out with Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens. The Falcons...

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David Fucillo

Safety depth leaves some room for UDFAs

The 49ers safety depth chart awaits some returning players. It opens the door for Terrell Williams and Corey Griffin.

The San Francisco 49ers have signed 14 undrafted free agents since the 2018 NFL Draft came to a close. We could see some more UDFAs swapped in before training camp, but for the most part we know what the UDFA class looks like.

Over the next two and a half months, through the end of training camp, we’ll be trying to figure out which of the UDFAs might surprise us and grab a...

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49ers’ 2018 ‘Who Is?’ series: Nose tackle Earl Mitchell

Niner Noise’s “Who Is?” series shifts focus to the San Francisco 49ers defense, looking at veteran nose tackle Earl Mitchell and his expected role in 2018.   Veteran nose tackle Earl Mitchell was one of the first signings from then-new San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch back in early 2017. Mitchell inked a four-year, […] 49ers’ 2018 ‘Who Is?’ series: Nose tackle Earl Mitchell - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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David Fucillo

ESPN rates pass rush as the 49ers biggest roster decision remaining

The 49ers did not make big moves to increase the pass rush. We’ll see how they hope this pans out.

The San Francisco 49ers were not aggressive this offseason in addressing their inconsistent pass rush. They signed Jeremiah Attaochu and re-signed Cassius Marsh, while declining the option on Elvis Dumervil’s contract. They welcome back Arik Armstead from injured reserve, and hope for improved play from Solomon Thomas, but seem relatively comfortable carrying over from last season.

ESPN’s...

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Patrick Holloway

90-in-90: C. J. Goodwin

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is cornerback C. J. Goodwin.

Cornerback C.J. Goodwin has had numerous stops around the league, and given his age (28) that probably won’t be changing with the San Francisco 49ers. He joined the 49ers a month ago when the team claimed him off waivers from the New York Giants.

There is one thing to keep in mind though, Goodwin came into the NFL as a wide receiver. He converted to cornerback in...

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49ers’ 2018 ‘Who Is?’ series: Running back Jeremy McNichols

Niner Noise’s 2018 “Who Is?” series on San Francisco 49ers players this season looks at running back Jeremy McNichols and what looks to be an uphill fight to make the 53-man roster.   Jerick McKinnon is a lock to earn the San Francisco 49ers‘ starting running back job in 2018. Meanwhile, Matt Breida likely has […] 49ers’ 2018 ‘Who Is?’ series: Running back Jeremy McNichols - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Kyle Shananan was the impetus behind the 1994 throw back jerseys

Jed York gave Shanahan all of the credit for the all white throwback jerseys as the alternate this year, we found out why

The San Francisco 49ers revealed their alternate jerseys at the “State of the Franchise” event and it went over very successfully with fans of the team. When complemented about the decision, owner and CEO Jed York gave all of the credit to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

When asked about the why he campaigned for the 1994 throwback jerseys Shanahan explained that the white...

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David Fucillo

Leaked Madden 19 ratings have eight 49ers ahead of Jimmy Garoppolo

There are a few players that deserve higher ratings.

EA Sports will release Madden 19 in a couple months, but in the meantime, some of their ratings have leaked out. It is my understanding that some of these ratings are expected to change, but this gives us an initial idea where EA’s head is at with regard to certain players.

The video above (also here) shows the top ten overall player ratings for each team, along with a few of the more specific numbers. The San Francisco 49ers ratings...

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Patrick Holloway

Are the Giants a contender in 2018?

It’s time to start scouting the 49ers opponents for 2018. Today it’s the New York Giants.

I think I learned all I need to know about this Giants squad when Damon Harrison decided not to lock up and throw some punches when things got chippy at practice, but weaponize a rookie’s helmet and try to bash that same rookie’s head in with it. Hey, fights are going to happen, tempers are going to fly, that’s a given. But using a helmet to concuss your teammate is something I don’t think...

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Patrick Holloway

The tight ends have a “fine-jar”

It’s not breaking any rules, but it’s rather amusing that they have their own ‘swear jar’ of sorts. This one is for screwing up.

Well, this is interesting. 49ers tight end coach Jon Embree met with the media and was asked a question about how he teaches hand position. He gave a generic answer, but what’s interesting is how he teaches the tight ends to catch the ball with their hands instead of their body:

“Keep harping on it, I fine em every time he jumps or lets the ball get...

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What we learned about the 49ers during the offseason program

It’s summer break - time to review all we discovered during OTAs and minicamp

The San Francisco 49ers and the rest of the league wrapped up mandatory minicamp, and are officially on summer break until training camp starts in late July. That means it’s time to take a look at what we learned during OTAs and minicamp.

Everyone showed up

One of the best parts about this off season for the 49ers was not making NFL headlines. There were quite a few hold outs including, but not limited to,...

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Golden Nuggets: LBs in 2018 and Beyond

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the internet. Monday, June 18th, 2018 edition.

Over the past couple of season, the 49ers have seemingly been snakebitten at the inside linebacker position. Year after year, the team has ended the season with special teamers and free agents starting by the end of the season, which has likely contributed to the fielding of middling (and worse) defenses. This year, however, things are certainly looking up.

The return of Malcolm Smith from his 2017...

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Fantasy football: When to use the 49ers’ defense/special teams in 2018

The San Francisco 49ers defense/special teams isn’t expected to be a fantasy football factor much in 2018. But you can get by with this unit as an option if you do so carefully.   Barring anything crazy, the San Francisco 49ers‘ defense/special teams unit shouldn’t be a high-priority target for you when it comes to […] Fantasy football: When to use the 49ers’ defense/special teams in 2018 - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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David Fucillo

Happy Father’s Day!

I hope everyone is having a good Father’s Day. We’re fully into the offseason, so I suppose this is a good time for Father’s Day!

We’ll keep plenty busy throughout the next five weeks leading up to training camp, but for this afternoon I thought we’d close things out with an open thread. And honestly, I really just wanted an excuse to post this tweet somebody sent me. I think more people need to be naming new pets after 49ers players with play-on words like this!

@NinersNation I...

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Patrick Holloway

Robert Turner on Jerick McKinnon being a fit: “He has the all of the physical tools and he’s very coachable”

Robert Turner knows running backs and discussed it with the media. You can watch the interview here.

The San Francisco 49ers may have a nice trio of running backs with Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and possibly Joe Williams alternating carries. Raheem Mostert is no slouch either, which makes for some nice playmakers in the backfield.

McKinnon is an interesting one, the 49ers signed him to a nice deal in the 2017 free agency which is a bit un-Kyle Shanahan-like. Shanahan, like his father...

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Fantasy football: 7 49ers crack ESPN’s top 200 PPR league rankings

The San Francisco 49ers are pretty well represented in ESPN’s fantasy football top 200 PPR rankings for 2018, with a total of seven players on the list this season.   A year ago at this time, most fantasy football players were probably steering clear of most San Francisco 49ers players. But that’s not the case […] Fantasy football: 7 49ers crack ESPN’s top 200 PPR league rankings - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Does cornerback depth chart offer much of an opportunity for UDFAs?

The 49ers cornerback depth chart has question marks, but the potential could be better than expected.

The San Francisco 49ers have signed 14 undrafted free agents since the 2018 NFL Draft came to a close. We could see some more UDFAs swapped in before training camp, but for the most part we know what the UDFA class looks like.

Over the next two and a half months, through the end of training camp, we’ll be trying to figure out which of the UDFAs might surprise us and grab a roster spot....

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90-in-90: Bradley Pinion

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is punter Bradley Pinion

Drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft as a replacement for Andy Lee, Bradley Pinion has not been a disappointment. Whilst one might expect a punter drafted so high to be a Pro Bowler, Pinion is unfortunate to be playing at the same time as some extremely high calibre punters and has himself been extremely consistent as both a punter and a holder...

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